By Emily Saul | 20 May 2019
NEW YORK POST — Nxivm leader Keith Raniere’s hunger for power knew no bounds — he was plotting to try to install a female lieutenant in a top political office, one of his “slave masters’’ said in Brooklyn court Monday.
Lauren Salzman, a member of Raniere’s supposed elite inner circle, DOS, testified that she and her cohorts were encouraged to recruit “people of power and influence” to the group.
Raniere hoped “that we might have a DOS candidate in a high-level political office,’’ she said.
The candidate would have to be “highly collateralized,’’ Salzman said — meaning Raniere would have enough dirt on her to control her through threats of blackmail. […]